TUXEDO Stellaris 16 – Gen5 launches as Linux gaming notebook with RTX 4090 and Core i9
TUXEDO Computers is fully committed to Linux-based notebooks and desktop PCs. With the InfinityBook Pro 16, they already presented an exciting workstation last year. The new TUXEDO Stellaris 16 – Gen5 comes up as an exciting gaming notebook with RTX 4090, Intel Core i9 and a mechanical keyboard with Cherry switches.
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The TUXEDO Stellaris 16 – Gen5 in detail
The gaming notebook TUXEDO Stellaris 16 – Gen5 relies on a simple workstation design and is just as thick as a 2 euro coin when closed, but weighs around 2.5 kilograms. However, the laptop has a lot of power under the hood:
The Intel Core i9-13900HX is a processor from the luxury segment with 24 cores and 32 threads and clock rates of up to 5.4 GHz. The manufacturer promises a TDP of 100 watts and that permanently to provide constant top performance for content creation or gaming.
In addition, up to 64 GB of fast DDR5-5600 working memory from SK Hynix is used. At least 16 GB of RAM are offered in the configurator.
The top GPU is the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, which can also run with up to 175 watts. We were able to see for ourselves what it is capable of in the review of the ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16.
With 12 GB of GDDR6 VRAM and the same power consumption, the GeForce RTX 4080 ranks about 20% behind the top model, but still about 30% ahead of the 3080 Ti laptop and even about 50% ahead of its direct predecessor, the RTX 3080. However, the Linux gamer is also optionally available with the cheaper GPUS RTX 4060 and RTX 4070, each with 8 GB GDDR6 and a lower power consumption of up to 140 watts.
16:10 display with 240 Hz, strong battery
The TUXEDO Stellaris 16 – Gen5 relies on a 16-inch display that resolves with 2,560 x 1,600 pixels in 16:10 format. It achieves a refresh rate of 240 hertz and supports NVIDIA’s G-SYNC and Advanced Optimus.
The sRGB color space is covered by about 95%, which ensures a colorful picture for gaming and multimedia alongside the contrast of about 1200:1. The maximum brightness of 350 cd/m² is in the good range.
Besides low-noise membrane switches, the manufacturer optionally offers the built-in keyboard with mechanical Cherry MX ultra-low profile switches that provide tactile feedback.
“The 99 Wh battery, which is maximum allowed for hand luggage transport on airplanes, enables runtimes of up to 10 hours (idle) and around 6-7 hours under typical working conditions,” promises the manufacturer.
Optional also with water cooling
The manufacturer provides the effective internal cooling of the notebook with the TUXEDO Aquaris liquid-cooling gadget, which works similarly to the XMG Oasis.
The external case measures 203 mm x 75 mm x 186 mm and weighs 1.39 kg. It is equipped with a 120 mm fan and 160 ml water reservoir. Hidden at the back of the notebook are the two magnetic and, when the hoses are removed, self-sealing connectors for connecting the Stellaris 16 to the two 650-mm-long and 9-mm-thick hoses through which coolant is pumped from the TUXEDO Aquaris through a water-cooling tube in the notebook that rests on top of the regular air-cooling heat pipes.
Price and Availability
The TUXEDO Stellaris 16 – Gen5 Linux gaming notebook is available for configuration now directly from the manufacturer and is scheduled to ship in late April 2023. Like all TUXEDO notebooks, the Stellaris 16 will ship in multiple customizable configurations, with all Linux drivers, software packages and with TUXEDO OS, Ubuntu 22.04, Kubuntu 22.04 or Ubuntu Budgie 22.04 pre-installed and Linux-related customer support included.
The base configuration includes the Intel Core i9-13900HX, a GeForce RTX 4060, 2 x 8 GB DDR5-5600 MHz RAM, a 500 GB Samsung 980 SSD and TUXEDO OS and is priced at 2,099 Euros including VAT.
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